Originally Posted by Hellioning
Don't first pick mid.
But I like mid.
I first pick Ahri a lot and I've had no trouble, when I lose it's because I get outplayed. I've gained more ELO doing this than trying to get good at all 5 lanes. Choosing and mastering one lane wins a lot more than trying to play whatever isn't called.
Or simply ask support to trade you your champion. Honestly, at 1200 elo 90% of the time people don't counter pick, and when they do they checked champselect.com and decided to play a champion they suck at since it's listed as a counter.